Another touchstone was our fondness for our children. My daughter, Pam Adams, who had studied cooking in Paris, worked as a cook at the Big Fish and was a great friend of Pat Sykes.
I thought Kirk set the mood well in his story and sustained it throughout. It was a great angle to have the real estate be the subject, rather than particular individuals. I'll look forward to his next one.
Sorry, Roy, but We Simply Do Not Believe It or Not
In his story about Big Fish, Kirk Semple seems concerned that there is an Avenue Road in Miami. It's not original. About 55 years ago a "Little Big Book" (price $.10) by Robert L. Ripley contained this: "Avenue Road is a street in Toronto, Canada -- Believe It Or Not."